Crow v. i. [imp. Crew or Crowed p. p. Crowed (Crown Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.]
1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. “The cock had crown.”
The morning cock crew loud. --Shak.
2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag.
3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure.
The sweetest little maid,
That ever crowed for kisses. --Tennyson.
To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist.
Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall.